6 Writing Tips That Can Change Your Life
Perhaps the first tip should talk about using hyperbole wisely.
I mean, we’re not talking magic beans or lotto numbers, but we are talking about communication—something that people continue to try to do and continue to fail at miserably.
As we go through our daily routines, we are constantly trying to communicate with the people around us. Whether we’re successful—whether we actually convey the message (or the feeling, or the data)—depends on our skill. So, whether you apply them to your writing or to your daily commute, these tips help you communicate what you want to say.
Mindfulness they call it. And it’s guaranteed to have a positive affect on your writing and practically every aspect of your business and personal life.
1 Think about who will be reading what you write.
Other people reading what you write are not you. You’ll want to think about who they are. Hopefully you realize that their differences define their world view and affect how they read your writing. Don’t make assumptions–they just cause confusion and send you off on tangents and backtracking to sort out.
2 Garbage in, garbage out.
Remember that the point of writing is to communicate. If garbage is what you want to communicate, then writing garbage is exactly what you should do. However, if you have a message that you want to communicate, then make sure the message is clear and makes sense. It’s not going to get better
3 Know where you want to go.
Where is your writing taking youWhat you write (where you want your writing to take you) If it’s a blog post, make sure you don’t
4 If it doesn’t make sense to you, it won’t make sense to your reader.
There’s no translation application that I know of that takes jumbled, ill-conceived, unorganized, convoluted, gobbledy-gook and turns it into clear, concise, compelling content. I know a lot of people who do it everyday. And I’m not trying to take work away from them, but the fact it that if you take a minute to
5 Make it easy for your reader to read what you write.
In other words, these tips can help you which truly can make faster, better, stronger, hotter, cooler- It’s not some magic potion attached to these practical writing tips. Rather it’s that the tips here can be applied to many areas of business in addition to writing.